Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tech or Treat Stations Today

The ITS from our other elementary campus and I set up a Tech-or-Treat session today. 
We decided to set up in a location with high traffic . . .  the workroom!

I raided our school library so that each station would have a literature tie to the technology we were highlighting. At each station there was a framed instruction sheet. 
That is what you will see in the next few pictures. 

Love these graphic organizers. You can type right on them and then save or print!
A 5th grade science teacher loved these! 

 If you haven't played with the app colAR, you must! It is soooo much fun! The kids love this! I posted about International Dot Day back in September. Now they have pumpkins. Great for Halloween or Thanksgiving!

Writing Fix is one of my favorite sites! They have great lessons! This lesson uses the book Halloween Hoots and Howls, which we didn't have, but we had Skeleton Bones & Goblin Groans. In this lesson, students create their own poem. If they get stuck on word choice, the site offers an interactive word choice section to inspire the writer.

Rough draft sheet for poem.

Take the poem to the next level . . . have students record their poem using!
 Love! You can either use the website or download the app. This site only allows a 30 second recording. Once recorded, it gives you a URL or you can embed it. If you go with the the URL, have students create a QR code to post for sharing.
We printed in the smaller version so students could illustrate their poem. 

We found several bat webquests to share. Gotta love Stellaluna and Bats at the Library.

There are some really fun sets of graphics related to Halloween, pumpkin, monsters and bats in Storybird. This is such a great site for students to create collaborative stories. 

So, today was a real treat for me getting to share all these fun resources!


  1. What a wonderful supply of resources for your teachers! I've heard of all them except Croakit! I can't wait to give it a try with my students!

    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  2. Those are so cool! What a great way to get teachers to try some new tools!

    Krazy Town

  3. Yay, I found you!! Love these ideas... thank you so much for your sharing!! The bats will be a big hit!!